They Who Do Not Grieve

They Who Do Not Grieve

by Sia Figiel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1885030339

ISBN-13: 9781885030337

Pub. Date: 04/15/2001

Publisher: Kaya/Muae

Sia Figiel's powerful, poetic skills weave together the voices of three generations of women from two Samoan families. Their dream worlds and realities intermingle, just as the histories of each generation run through the next. At the center of the novel is the Samoan woman's tattoo, the malu, believed to be brought from Fiji by Siamese twins. The ghosts of the

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Sia Figiel's powerful, poetic skills weave together the voices of three generations of women from two Samoan families. Their dream worlds and realities intermingle, just as the histories of each generation run through the next. At the center of the novel is the Samoan woman's tattoo, the malu, believed to be brought from Fiji by Siamese twins. The ghosts of the twins watch over the women whose lives are stained by an unfinished tattoo. The shame and grief of not completing the tattoo ceremony go hand in hand with the shame and grief of illicit love and broken promises.

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ISBN-13:
9781885030337
Publisher:
Kaya/Muae
Publication date:
04/15/2001
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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